By Winston Groom
A typhoon in Flanders is novelist and prizewinning historian Winston Groom's gripping background of the four-year conflict for Ypres in Belgian Flanders, the pivotal engagement of global battle I that will without end switch the way in which the area fought -- and considered -- warfare. this can be Groom's account of what could turn into the main dreaded position on the earth. In 1914, Germany introduced an invasion of France via impartial Belgium -- and taken the wrath of the realm upon itself. Ypres turned a spot of horror, heroism, and terrifying new strategies and applied sciences: poison gasoline, tanks, mines, air moves, and the unspeakable distress of trench struggle. Drawing at the journals of the boys and girls who have been there, Winston Groom has penned a wide ranging drama of politics, process, and the human middle. sixteen pages of black-and-white ancient pictures are featured.
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Mail A type of armor made of metal rings linked together. mangonel A catapult that was used to throw stones at a castle during a siege. master mason A man who designed castles. He would be trained in stonework. minstrel A poet who sang and played instruments. He entertained at castle feasts. moat A ditch around a castle, often filled with water. motte A natural or human-made mound in a castle, on which stood a wall and often a tower. page A young son of a noble family who was sent to another castle to serve the lord and start training to be a knight.
22 Dick Clark: 23. akg-images: tc. 23 Dick Clark: clb. uk: br. uk: British Library tl. 24-25 Dick Clark. 25 DK Images: The British Museum cl. 25 The Picture Desk: The Art Archive tcl. 26-27 Corbis: Elio Ciol. 28 Dick Clark: l. uk: Musee de la Tapisserie, Bayeux, France with special authorisation of the city of Bayeux tcl. 29 Corbis: Philidelphia Museum of Art bl. 29 DK Images: Geoff Dann/Courtesy of the Wallace Collection, London cra, bc, cal, car. 30 Corbis: Kit Houghton tl. 30 DK Images: Geoff Dann/The British Museum bcl.
Soldiers had to follow rules of how to act in battle. War hammer Glaive Mace Close combat Many weapons were mounted on long wooden staffs, or poles. Maces were shorter, which shows how closely the two sides fought. Length of service One of the few major wars of the Middle Ages was between France and England. It was called the Hundred Years’ War, but it lasted 116 years, from 1337 to 1453! Into battle The army charged with staff weapons until they were close enough to use a mace or sword. Knights made up only a part of an army.